Brigadier Chris J Claydon MBE
Commissioned into the Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment in 1983 and spent several years at regimental duty in the British Army of the Rhine and the United Kingdom, including tours in Northern Ireland and the United Nations in Cyprus.
In 1991 he trained as a helicopter pilot and transferred to the Army Air Corps. He attended the Joint Services Advanced Command and Staff Course in 1997, following which he was appointed S2 J5 Plans in 1 ( UK ) Armoured Division in Germany. His sub-unit command was an anti-tank helicopter squadron in 4 Regiment Army Air Corps, however, his tour was curtailed by Operation TELIC 1, when he deployed to Iraq as SO2 J5 Plans in HQ Air Assault Brigade in December 2002.
he deployed to sierra Leone in 2003 on promotion to Lieutenant Colonel to be SO1 Force Plans in the UN Headquarters. His next appointment was command of 3 Regiment Army Air Corps, part of 16 Air Assault Brigade, on its conversion to the Apache attack helicopter.
On promotion yo colonel in May 2007 he deployed to Iraq to command the Dhi Qar task force. In December 2007 he took over as Assistant Head Force Protection in Joint Capability in the Ministry of Defence. From July 2010 to May 2013 he was Assistant Head Military Strategic OPlans in the Ministry of Defence. He assumed the appointment of Commander 2 ( South East ) Brigade on promotion to Brigadier in June 2013.
Photographs taken at Induction as the Deputy Constable of Dover Castle.
Lord Warden Admiral the Lord Boyce K G GCB OBE DL
The Bishop of Dover and Chaplain to the Lord Warden
Right Worshipful Mayor of Dover, Councillor Mrs Veronica Philpott
on Palace Green following the Beating of Retreat
The Band of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment